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Family for Every Child,

In this How We Care series webinar, Family for Every Child presented the programming of three CSOs on how they are supporting kin carers and the vulnerable children in their care, in their respective regions.

Nicola Atwool - Child & Family Social Work,

For this article, a review of what is currently known about intensive intervention with families where there is risk of a child removal was undertaken to explore the challenges that might arise in New Zealand's bi‐ and multi‐cultural environment.

Hannah Miller, Roseanna Bourke & Vijaya Dharan - International Journal of Inclusive Education ,

This paper presents the findings from an in-depth study exploring the educational experiences and self-determined educational successes of young people who spent time in foster care in New Zealand.

Family for Every Child,

In this How We Care series, Family for Every Child presents the programming of three CSOs on how they are supporting kin carers and the vulnerable children in their care, in their respective regions.

Eleanor Ainge Roy - The Guardian,

According to this article from the Guardian, a "royal commission into abuse in state care is investigating historic abuse of children, young adults and vulnerable adults by state-run institutions [in New Zealand] between 1950 and 1999, as well as in affiliated religious institutions, such as church-run orphanages."

Andrew McRae - RNZ,

"A group representing survivors of abuse while in faith-based care [in New Zealand] believes victims could die before there is any satisfactory resolution to their claims against churches," says this article from RNZ.

Office of the Children’s Commissioner,

The Children’s Commissioner of New Zealand undertook a thematic review of the policies, processes and practices of Oranga Tamariki Ministry for Children relating to care and protection issues for pēpi Māori (Māori infants) aged 0-3 months. This second report comes to the clear conclusion that to keep pēpi in the care of their whānau, Māori must be recognised as best placed to care for their own.

Patrick Kelly, Carol Chan, Peter Reed, Miranda Ritchie - Children and Youth Services Review,

The purpose of this study was to examine whether eliminating variation in information presented to multi-disciplinary teams eliminates variation in the proportion accepted for a child protection alert.

Office of the Children’s Commissioner,

The Children’s Commissioner of New Zealand undertook a thematic review of the policies, processes and practices of Oranga Tamariki Ministry for Children relating to care and protection issues for pēpi Māori (Māori infants) aged 0-3 months. This first report presents the insights gained from interviews with mums and whānau (family) who had experience with pēpi (aged 0-3 months) who had either been removed, or were at risk of being removed, from their whānau by Oranga Tamariki or its predecessor Child, Youth and Family.

Nicola Atwool - Children and Youth Services Review,

Current international research on the experience of care leavers in New Zealand is reviewed to identify key lessons and continuing challenges.